Runanchor

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Runanchor
(Hydropoaceae stolonostus)
Main image of Runanchor
Species is extinct.
18/119, Volcanic Eruption
Information
CreatorSomarinoa Other
Week/Generation9/59
HabitatIchthy River
Size1.4 m Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietPhotosynthesis
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionSexual (round berry with seeds)
Asexual (formation of sprouts in the stolon)
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Rhagioanthia
Phoenopoopsida
Phoenopoales
Textudopoaceae
Hydropoaceae
Hydropoaceae stolonostus
Ancestor:Descendants:
The distribution of Runanchors on Glicker.

The hermangrass has slowly crept into the waters of the Ichthy River, and has become the runanchor. Because of a lack of predators in these waters, the runanchor flourished and grew many times its original size.


Much of their form consists of a single, thick stalk which ends in the grass's large berry. Because of the heaviness of this object, the leaves have evolved into a wide lily pad-like shape to displace its weight and thereby keep afloat.


Rather than its ancestors' method of growing new gems on their leaves, the runanchor instead grows stolon, which end in a heavier gem than its predecessors. These "runners" are light enough to be significantly weighted down by the gems, forcing them into the riverbed. After about a week of physical contact with the bed, it takes root and begins to sprout another runanchor, still attached to the mother-plant. This can create small "forests" over time, much like Earth's alder trees or strawberries can do.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Tusovinda (order Phoenopoales)
  • Rainforest Carnofern (class Phoenopoopsida)